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Alterations in the myelination of the cerebral cortex may underlie abnormal cortical function in a variety of brain diseases. Here, we describe a technique for investigating changes in intracortical myelin in clinical populations on the basis of cortical thickness measurements with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 Tesla. For this, we separately compute(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies in humans have reported that the T1 -weighted signal in the cerebral cortex follows an inverted "U" trajectory over the lifespan. Here, we investigated the T1 -weighted signal trajectory from late adolescence to middle adulthood in humans to characterize the age range when mental illnesses tend to present, and(More)
Imaging and postmortem studies into the severe mental illnesses of major depressive disorder (MDD), bipolar disorder (BD), and schizophrenia (SZ) have revealed deficiencies in the myelination of deep white matter tracts of the brain. Recent studies have further suggested that deficits could extend to myelinated fibers running through the cortex in those(More)
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